Some days ago, transparency collective Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets) published recent product catalogs for three companies marketing covert surveillance devices to law enforcement agencies. This is, as far as we know, the first public leak of such catalogs since the Spy Files – a large collection of documents leaked from 2011 to 2014 by Wikileaks.
The catalogs can be downloaded through a torrent file or magnet link on DDoSecrets website, or directly using the links below:
- Gedion 2021 catalog
- Nautics groups 2020 catalog and 2020 specifications
- Sonic Communications 2021 catalog
Comparing these recent documents with, for example, Nautics Group 2012 catalog or Sonic Communications 2012 catalog show some anticipated evolutions of the technical capabilities of covert surveillance devices, such as the increasing support for the 4G cellular network technology for data transmission.
We believe that keeping track of these evolutions can help to better understand the devices that may be used against us by cops and intelligence agencies, and ultimately better protect ourselves against them.